Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Google Gives App Access to 70 New Apps In Google Now

Back in January, Google announced initial support for forty third-party apps (including Runtastic, Zillow, Waze, and more) hooking into Google Now. Even if Google limited participation to hand-picked partners, the news was exciting - it marked Google's first publicly visible steps toward opening Now to users' favorite apps in ways that developers could control.
Google is still keeping details about developer participation close, but today 70 new apps have been added to the Google Now roster.
Some of the new partners include ABC News, Allrecipes, Jawbone, Runkeeper, Adidas, OpenTable, Zipcar, Spotify, TuneIn, and Feedly.
To see the full list of apps, head over to this Google page. To see some of the example cards of each, go here.
In order to let the new apps play nice with your phone, you will need the newest version of the Google app (4.5), which is rolling out slowly.
Here are a few other ways Now cards from your apps can help you out:
  • Get breaking news about the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake from ABC News, Circa, or feedly
  • Know when your pad thai is about to arrive with reminders from Eat24 that the food you ordered will soon be on your doorstep, or get inspired with the recipe of the day from Allrecipes
  • Keep your fitness goals front and center with gentle nudges from Runkeeper, Jawbone, or Adidas
  • And if you’re out to dinner, simply tap on a Now card to pay your bill with OpenTable

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Facebook Adds Free Video Calling To Messenger App

Video calling is now a part of Facebook Messenger, the social giant announced this morning. Available on both Android and iOS today in Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, the UK, the US and Uruguay, you can call someone via video with the touch of a video icon at the top of your conversations.
Facebook Messenger is adding a feature that, if you didn't use it, you would expect to already have. With today's addition of video chat capability, it has parity with the desktop chat interface that has long supported this. As a server-side switch, you should have this available so long as you are using a reasonably new version of the app.

As you see in the image above, there is a camera icon at the top of the conversation that will initiate the video chat. You might also notice that Facebook is very proud that iOS and Android devices will be able to communicate with one another from the start. In terms of being able to request a video session, the app will be more or less platform-agnostic. The key to look for in terms of whether you can do it is the color of the icon. Gray means the recipient is not available, but blue means they are ready to roll (but still have to accept).
Calling, whether with voice only or video as well, is free. With that said, there is no better way to chew up your mobile data allowance, so use with care if you aren't connected to Wi-Fi. And if you weren't sure whether Facebook was all that serious about Messenger, here is some good evidence that they really want you using it for most of your communication.
Recently Facebook released its new dialer app -  Hello, A Dialer And Caller ID Replacement
While this feature clearly adds competition for Hangouts,Skype. Those who chat over Hangouts probably don't ever chat on Facebook. For many, though, Skype's only purpose is acting as a video chat platform for people with whom they are already Facebook friends. It's just redundant, now, if it wasn't already.

    Monday, April 27, 2015

    'Batman: Arkham Knight' trailer - New Faces in it

    Batman: Arkham Knight's cast of familiar faces grows with developer Rocksteady Studios' new "All Who Follow You" trailer. Can you name them all?

    Catwoman's there, putting the beatdown on an army of robo-baddies with her Batbuddy. Nightwing and Robin both show up as well, all grim faces and determined hero poses. There are also blink-and-you'll-miss-it looks at Commissioner Jim Gordon, his daughter Barbara (aka Oracle), and the vigilante Azrael.

    Also See- Call of Duty : Black Ops 3 Here's your first look at the new face of war

    The trailer's title suggests that Batman's assorted allies are all targets of the Arkham Knight, the game's primary villain. He pops up a few times here (his cape-less armor is a weaponized mockery of the Caped Crusader's own Batsuit), duking it out with Batman and commanding any army of gun-toting soldiers, tanks and drones. Two-Face and Scarecrow (that's him at the 50-second mark, right?) also make brief appearances.
    We'll see how all of these characters fit into Rocksteady's final Gotham City adventure when Batman: Arkham Knight comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on June 23.


    Call of Duty : Black Ops 3 Here's your first look at the new face of war

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is a dark, gritty future where a new breed of Black Ops soldier emerges and the lines are blurred between our own humanity and the cutting-edge military robotics that define the future of combat. Mechs. Transforming chaingun hands. Some kind of lethal firefly swarm. These are your new tools of destruction in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3.
    Activision's debut trailer for 2015's new entry in the series, from developer Treyarch, is packed with surprising looks at the game's vision of future warfare. The tone was set last week when the publisher released a futurist-friendly teaser made up of mock newsreels that laid out the key historical moments leading into 2065.

    Here's the short version: The world has fractured around the rise of "modified humans," with superhuman wars waged between armies that are seemingly pulled from the pages of dystopian science fiction. In the new game's story, tensions rise all around the world when an Edward Snowden-like figure reveals the reality of off-the-books "black ops" missions.
    Call of Duty: Black Ops III launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 6.See you on November 6, the new Black Friday.Pre-order now and get access to the Multiplayer Beta. Learn more at:


    Facebook is Changing Its Notifications tab

    Facebook wants notifications to become much more than a perfunctory list of recent behavior, events and invitations.The current Facebook Notifications tab is simple and you get all the useful notifications like comments, likes, posts from close friends at a single place. But now, Facebook going for a different type of notifications tab.

    Facebook confirmed these plans to Mashable and said: “We are testing an updated Facebook Notifications tab that adds additional, relevant content about everything that might be helpful to know on a particular day.”

    There will be a new Facebook Notifications tab in your Facebook mobile app and will feature eight sections:
    Birthdays: Birthdays of friends in Facebook Notifications.
    Life Events: Events from your friends that happened today or recently.
    Events: Events you’ve joined
    Nearby Places: If you choose to turn on the location services, you will be shown info from nearby places
    News Shared Locally: Bunch of viral news from your neighborhood
    Trending Topics: Three trending topics of Facebook will be shown in your notifications.
    Nearby Friends: If your friend has opted to use this feature, you can know if he/she is nearby.
    Today in the Past: Posts from the same day as today in past.
    It’s not clear if users will be able to customize the amount of information displayed in these notifications tab. Many of the features mentioned regarding Facebook integration were already present in Facebook and few of them are new.

    Facebook has been adding new features to its social network lately and this is one of the most ambitious updates for mobile notifications. 

    Sunday, April 26, 2015

    Wrath Of Obama, The US President Teams Up With Putin To Destroy Lenin's Zombie Army

    Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin have attracted worldwide criticism for the actions of their respective administrations - Obama  and Putin you can say at least one thing in favor of them both: they haven't tapped into dimensions of eldritch power to raise a monstrous army of undead Soviet soldiers.

    Google Play store: Play Link

    In Wrath of Obama, the leaders of the United States and Russia join forces to oppose Vladimir Lenin. The OG Commie has risen out of Hell and has brought thousands of soldiers from the Soviet Union with him, intent on world domination. In a combination of top-down space shooter and lane-based strategy gameplay, you'll use both Obama (riding a horse and armed with a giant Smith & Wesson) and Putin (riding a bear and armed with a rocket-propelled grenade) hero units to take on the Red Dead Army.

    The satirical game actually has a story, made up mostly of laughably bad Photoshop stills and political impressions that are authentically awful. Wrath of Obama is a very reasonable $1.20 (or approximately 60 Rubles) in the Play Store, with no in-app purchases.


    Saturday, April 25, 2015

    Google's Desktop Search Now Lets You Set An Alarm Or Send A Note To Your Phone

    Over the Past Few Days we have noticed that Google has been integrating its desktop Search with Android devices: finding your phone and sending directions to yourself. Google has revealed that other similar "searches" now make it possible to set an alarm or send a note to your phone as well.

    To send a note to yourself, you simply search for "note to self," or "send a note." A card appears with a text field to write the content of the note and a device picker so you can choose which phone or tablet to send it to. Once that note is sent, a notification pops up on your selected device with the option to copy the text  or save the note.

     If you tap the latter, you should see Gmail and Keep as the possible options. Alternatively, you can also write everything in the search query as in "note to self to buy bread," and the text field will be automatically populated.

    for setting an alarm, you can search for a generic "set an alarm," or a more specific "set an alarm for 11:00." In both cases you can edit the time before you send it to your phone. You don't get any card or notification on your device, but you should instantly see a toast message then the alarm icon pops up in the status bar.

    Google points out that while these searches are US-only for now, you can use them anywhere in the world with this simple workaround: add &gl=us to your search URL and the cards should show up. If you're like me, you're probably rushing to set this up as a custom search engine in Chrome. Or you can bookmark these pages with the tweaked URL:
    If the option doesn't work for you, you should make sure you meet these requirements:
    To use this feature, you need the latest version of the Google app for Android, Google Now cards and notifications need to be enabled, Web & App Activity has to be enabled in Google Account History. Another requirement is to log in to your Google account.

    Two major earth quakes today rattle Nepal,India hundreds feared trapped

    New Delhi: A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.9 on Richter scale and a major aftershock of 6.6 struck Nepal on Saturday. The quakes also jolted parts of North and Northeast India. Widespread damage is being reported from Nepal.

    Here are the live updates:
    • There are reports of avalanches at the Mount Everest. Base camp of mountaineers is also reported to have been hit.
    • Many historic temples have also been reduced to rubble in Nepal, say reports.
    • Kathmandu airport has been shut post the earthquake; all flights have been diverted to India
    • Earthquake in Delhi. I appeal to people to maintain calm. Officials out in the field to assess the situation – Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweets
    • A part of building has collapsed in Siliguri, West Bengal, due to the quake, reports ANI.
    • Nepal's Lamjung, the epicentre of the quake, has reportedly flattened and only few buildings there are believed to be standing.
    • There are reports of cracks developing at the airport in Kathmandu.
    • Dharahara Tower / Bhimsen Tower, a 19th century nine-storey tall tower in Kathmandu, has collapsed, say reports. Nearly 400 people are believed to be trapped.
    • Reuters is reporting at least two deaths in the Nepal quake so far.
    • The PMO has also spoken to the Indian Embassy in Bhutan in the wake of the earthquake. Embassy is in touch with top Bhutan officials as well – PMO tweet
    • PM Modi has spoken to Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav in the wake of the earthquake.  
    • PMO has tweeted that PM Modi has convened a high-level meeting with ministers and top officials at 3 pm today in the wake of the situation arising due to the earthquake.
    • PM Modi has instructed Rajiv Pratap Rudy to take stock of situation in Bihar/UP districts along Nepal border.

    • On instructions of PM Modi, all disaster management mechanisms have been activated in districts of Bihar/UP along Nepal border.
    • News agency IANS has reported that at least one person was killed when an old building collapsed in the premises of the Indian consulate in Kathmandu. The dead person was a Nepalese national, according to a Nepal-based journalist.
    • The USGS has upgraded the magnitude of the first Nepal earthquake to 7.9 with a depth of only 2 kilometres, reports Reuters.
    • Dozens of people with injuries are being rushed to the main hospital in central Kathmandu. There are however no immediate estimate on fatalities.
    • News agency Associated Press is reporting that walls have toppled and buildings have collapsed in Kathmandu.
    • Authorities are not ruling out more aftershocks.
    • Sources say major damage is expected at the epicentre of the quake.
    • Information is being collected from all districts, everyone is on the field - Nitish Kumar
    • Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has asked the state administration to asses the situation following tremors.  
    • The quakes were also felt in parts of Nepal, say reports.
    • Stampede has been reported from Kutchery in Varanasi following the earthquake. More details are awaited.
    • Tremors were also felt in North India, in cities like Delhi and Jaipur - Rathore
    • The aftershock was of 6.6 magnitude and epicentre was at around the same place at Lamjung in Nepal - Rathore
    • The intensity of the initial quake was 5 in Delhi - Rathore
    • Earthquake of magnitude 7.5 was felt in north-west of Kathmandu, intense tremors felt in Bihar and West Bengal - LS Rathore, DG, Met department
    • The BBC reports some buildings have been damaged in the quake in Nepal but there has been no initial word on any casualties.
    • Earthquake of magnitude 7.5 occurred today at 11.41 am between latitude 28.1 North and Longitude 84.6 East. The epicentre was located in Nepal, an IMD statement said.

    • Delhi Metro services were briefly suspended after the quake.
    • There are reports of widespread damage in Nepal.
    • People were seen rushing out of their homes and offices.
    • The tremors in Delhi were felt for over a minute.
    • In India, tremors were felt in Delhi-NCR, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim.
    • The magnitude of the quake in Nepal was recorded at 7.5 on the Richter scale, as per the USGS.
    • As per the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the epicentre of the quake was Lamjung in Nepal, 77 kilometres north-west of capital Kathmandu. The depth of the quake was 10 kilometres.
    • A major earthquake has struck the North and Northeast India just before noon.

    earthquake information
    M 7.5 Earthquake

    35km E of Lamjung, Nepal
    2 hours ago – U.S. Geological Survey
    An earthquake with magnitude 7.5 occurred near Pokhara, Nepal at 06:11:25.80 UTC on Apr 25, 2015

    Fast and Furious 8 Gets 2017 Release Date and Cast

    After "Fast and Furious 7" and its record breaking box office haul, talk about the next franchise film has been heating up.

    fast and furious 8

    The next entry in Universal's blockbuster Fast & Furious franchise has been scheduled for April 14, 2017. The news was revealed during the studio's CinemaCon presentation, following an emotional speech by Vin Diesel.
    "We're going to make the best movie you've ever seen," the actor said when announcing the release date.
    Diesel, star of the franchise, came to the stage to talk about the most recent hit. He got emotional when speaking about his friend Paul Walker, who died before Furious 7 was completed.
    "The last time I was on this stage I was with my brother Pablo,” he said. “It’s hard for me to even watch that clip and then come out here without being emotional."
    The seventh entry in the franchise has already broken box office records worldwide, so far nabbing more than $1.1 billion globally. 
    "Furious 8" Location Revealed?
    One series insider has moved past speculation over the next movie and has provided his thoughts on where the unconfirmed film may be shot. Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson told MTV, per The Morning Call, in a recent interview that he believes the movie will be set in New York City.
    The site also noted that Vin Diesel disclosed while on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" that "Furious 7" was actually the beginning of a trilogy that would feature government agent Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell).
     "I always think of these films, multiple pictures, in advance. I think of them as trilogies," teased the actor regarding a potential eighth film. "Kurt Russell came in for [Furious 7] but we really hired him because of a story that follows this, that takes place in New York."
    fast and furious 8 cast - Vin DieselDwayne Johnson, cody walkerKurt RussellJimmy Kimmel Live
    Are you excited for an eighth film? Well "Furious 8" is expected to break further records.What would you like to see should the film push through?


    Google Glass Next Version Will “Be Out Soon,” According to Report

    According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the next generation google glass may be just around the corner, apparently made in direct partnership with Luxoticca, an Italian eyewear maker.
    google glass next version

    Massimo Vian, CEO of Luxoticca, recently said in a company meeting in Milan that the partnership with Google is moving forward, and that the next version will “be out soon.” 
    An exact date or timeframe was not given, but with Google outsourcing possible design elements for Glass, consumers may be in for a much more fashion-friendly face computer.
    The next version of google glasses should have improved battery life, a better display, better sound, and will most importantly feature a lower price tag for consumers.
    google glass cost :
    1. Google Glass: Price. Google charges developers and testers $1,500 (google glass uk price-or £1,000 in the UK) for Google Glass. A finished or consumer-ready version of the original Google Glass was expected to cost less, but will now never arrive.
    Ready for Glass v2.0?

    Roundup: Android Apps from this Week

    Well Here is a list of some cool android apps This week, a massive list of games and popular android apps are on sale for just $1 through Google Play, a few of which I think some of you should already own. For starters, you can grab Leo’s Fortune for $0.99, which is an awesome platformer, plus grab The Room Two for $0.59. If you like escape games, you can’t beat The Room Two in terms of quality for half of a dollar.

    popular android apps

    On top of those titles, you can grab most of the Metal Slug series for $1 each, as well as Table Tennis Touch for $1.99. If arcade fighting is more your style, you might enjoy The King of Fighters series, which is also on sale for a lowered price of just $0.99.
    Check out the full list below. 
    Friday App Sales
    Get on it! ofcourse if you want these android best apps for free then refer to google for apps apks :p


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